Middlemarch is a town of the future with growing industrialization and improved communications such as the railway. For the newly arrived Dr. Tertius Lydgate, the future is the construction of a new hospital where he will be able to continue his laboratory work in medical science. He soon learns however that he will have to support his benefactor's choice for hospital Chaplain if he has any hope of successfully establishing himself. For Dorothea Brooke, the future is marriage to the Rev. Edward Casaubon an intelligent man with whom the equally intelligent Dorothea has had many a stimulating conversation. For Fred Vincy, the future holds a huge inheritance, provided his father doesn't disinherit him owing to his rakish lifestyle and large gambling debts. Written by
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Let us always be striving, Celia. Striving, always striving to be better than we truly are!
But Dodo, I'm already better than you truly are.
Home, Sweet Home
Words by John Howard Payne
Music by H.R. Bishop See more